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    Veggies

    Hi,

    I want to start mixing a little veggie (Choi Sum) into my baby's rice cereal. She is now just over six months and has been having some rice cereal for a week or so now. Any tips on how I should prepare the veggie. Should I boil it first and then puree it? I heard that steaming (followed by puree) is better.

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    I usually steam cook my veggies, purée them, and freeze them into ice cubes.
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    Steam is better than boiling. More nutrients are preserved with steaming. Steam then puree.
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    problem with boiling is that most of the nutrients leave the veg and end up in the water.... so, yes, steaming is better.

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    Steaming is better. I'd also be careful with nitrate levels in choi sum. I did a quick google, and some sites group choi sum with spinach and the like, so maybe introduce other vegetables first? Definitely do not keep the water after steaming (which I do for other vegetables).

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    would steam for sure - perhaps starting with other veggies would be better though?!? carrots are a good one to start with...

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    check out www.wholesomebabyfood.com. Great site.

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